I recently had someone comment that my dog is too attached to me (is that even possible?) I have an almost 8 month old sable named Loki. I got him at 5 weeks old (I didn't know any better at the time). I describe him as a golden retriever stuck in a GSD body. It could be the puppy in him, but he's never met a stranger. He loves new people and never barks even when someone comes to the house and rings the bell. Anyway, he's at my feet all the time. If I go outside, he wants to be out with me, when I come inside he stops what he's doing to follow me in. I just thought it was a normal GSD trait to be a Velcro dog. He stays home when I'm at work (crate trained) and sleeps in the crate by my bed at night. I like that he's attached, but it would be nice to let him play outside while I'm doing stuff inside, and visa-versa. Now it's a chore to get him to go potty/stay outside when I'm not with him. Any suggestions on how to overcome this? All his favorite toys stay outside, and he has to leave them before coming in, that's about all I've tried so far.